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solidarity with the u.s. and eu following the latest u.n. resolution. japan's new sanctions will likely include tighter monitoring of financial transactions with iran and targeting more businesses for an asset freeze. a draft of the new penalties is expected by the end of next month. >>> the united states says its ambassador to japan, john roos, will attend a ceremony marking the 1945 atomic bombing of hiroshima. ambassador roos will be the first u.s. official to attend the memorial. >> ambassador john roos will represent the united states at the august 6 hiroshima peace memorial to express respect for all of the victims of world war ii. >> assistant secretary of state philip crowley said the u.s. government thought the ambassador's attendance was the right thing to do. hiroshima has been inviting all countries with nuclear weapons to attend the ceremony since 1998. but the united states had not accepted the invitation. in an interview with nhk last november president barack obama said he wants to visit hiroshima and nagasaki during his presidency. but observers say many people in the u
>>> it's friday, july 16th in tokyo. you're watching nhk world. and this is "newsline." >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will visit south korea and vietnam next week to coordinate with u.s. allies over the sinking of a south korean warship blamed on north korea. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell told reporters that clinton will leave on monday and visit the two countries after attending an aid conference in afghanistan. in announcing clinton's tour, campbell urged north korea to take concrete action toward abandoning its nuclear program. >> the united states and south korea have always maintained, and our position is clear, that we are prepared under the right circumstances to sit down in a dialogue with north korea. >> in seoul clinton is scheduled to attend a meeting with the foreign and defense ministers of south korea, along with u.s. defense secretary robert gates. she'll then head to vietnam to take part in the asean regional forum, a framework for discussing security issues affecting the asia pacific. campbell also said clinton will meet with japanese
the release of the lockerbie bomber. what the u.s. asked scotland to do with the man who killed almost 200 americans. and they were planning their daughter's funeral when suddenly -- >> -- we made a mistake. abby is alive. >> we're still in shock. >> shepard: tonight, one family's miracle leaves another in mourning. first this monday night 92,000 documents on the war in afghanistan. the bottom line? we're not winning. the taliban are stronger than they have been since 2001. and pakistan? evidence that pakistan's intelligence agency is helping the enemy. the u.s. government gives pakistan more than $1 billion a year to help fight the taliban. and, instead, documentation of the pakistani government actually working with the militants who were trying to kill u.s. forces in afghanistan. the classified documents posted on the web site wiki leaks. its founder a few weeks ago gave them to newspapers including the "new york times" so that they could analyze the files before they were posted. the "new york times" reports the documents reveal among other things pakistan let members of the spy servic
. it establishes european parliamentary system. six suicide bombers stormed a u.s. aid compound in northern afghanistan early today. at least four other people were killed. none of them americans. two were wounded. the taliban claimed responsibility. meantime, general petraeus arrived in kabul. he is taking over u.s. and nato operations in afghanistan, following the resignation of general stanley mcchrystal last week. media reports say iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad wants to ban signature western products such as coca-cola. in retaliation for new sanctions against his nuclear program. chief washington correspondent jim angle looks at the latest effort to put the squeeze on iran. >> reporter: president obama now signed a bipartisan bill passed by congress to tighten sanctions on iran in hopes to deter the nuclear program. >> there should be no doubt the united states and the international community are determined to prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. >> the u.s. action follows u.n. security council passage of additional sanctions in early june and the u.s. sanctions build on
, this is "gmt" on bbc world news. the u.s. gets tougher on north korea. new sanctions targeting the country's elite intended to stem the funding of the regime's nuclear program. >> north korea can halt its provocative behavior, threats, and belligerence toward its neighbors. >> we take you into the camps of the pkk as the circus -- as the turkish separatist leader talks about ending the armed struggle if the conditions are right. and a special report on the export trade of asbestos to developing countries. hello, welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. if you're luxuries' and arms, the latest sanctions imposed by the u.s. and north korea marked a further attempt by washington to stem the country's nuclear ambitions. u.s. secretary of state said on the visit to the capital of south korea that it was part of an attempt to stamp out illegal money-making ventures aimed at funding the nuclear program. we can go live to seoul to join our correspondent. john? >> hillary clinton spoke about the six decades that america and south korea have been standing shoulder to shoulder through the struggle of war a
>>> hello, and welcome to the "journal" on dw-tv. the top stories this hour, the u.s. senate votes for stricter regulations of banks and financial markets. the european union and interior ministers try to agree on a giant policy for asylum seekers -- on a joint policy for asylum seekers. and the case of an activist remains unsolved. >>> the u.s. congress has passed a sweeping overhaul of u.s. financial system, the biggest regulation changed since the great depression. that amounts to a crucial victory for president barack obama, who declared it a top priority in the wake of the financial crisis. the legislation faced strong opposition from a multitude of service lobbyists as well as most members of the republican party. >> negotiations over comprehensive and enter reforms had dragged on for months. in the end, bickering meant few republican supporters and a largely partisan vote, but it was still a hard-fought victory. >> i cannot legislate integrity or wisdom. i cannot legislate passion or confidence or competency. we gave them the tools and architecture to allow good people to do
to be sputtering? arizona governor fires back over immigration. a tribute to the longest serving senator in u.s. history raises eyebrows. from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. we begin on the fox news job hunt with the june unemployment numbers. national jobless rate declined from 9.7% to 9.5%. president obama declared the economy headed in the right direction but as correspondent james rosen reports other numbers offer evidence of a darker view. >> the economy created 600,000 private sector job this year. start turn around from last year when we lost 3.7 million jobs in height of the recession. >> reporter: that was one way of reading a labor department june employment data. here is another. private sector added 83,000 jobs last month. on the plus side of the ledger to be sure, but 25% short of what the analysts predicted. the three-month average for job growth in the private sector, which reached 154,000 from february to april now stands at 119,000. unmistakable sign the recovery is losing steam. >> i think what you are seeing is what a fact of life about re
's intelligence service is directly helping the taliban that is killing u.s. soldiers in afghanistan. white house correspondent is at the pentagon tonight with the details. u.s. officials are assessing the damage after the leak of 91,000 classified from january of 2004 to december of 2009. the information released by an antiwar website is described by the military as "secret battlefield reports," which are critical of pakistan intelligence helping the insurgency suggesting that taliban have been equipped with missiles and contain information of civilian casualties. at the white house an effort to say that while there are national security concerns about the massive leak, there is nothing terribly new. >> the content as much as it is their names, their operations, logistics, sources, all of that information out in a public way has the potential to do harm. >> the u.s. has expressed anger at pakistan for allowing al qaeda and taliban to have safe haven on the soil and frustration not not taking the fight to them but the former head of the c.i.a. says the u.s. wanted too much. >> for us to expect th
of the accused spies who lived in russia but worked for the u.s. government -- their roles are being debated right now, but they are here now on american soil and ending a significant chapter in espionage. on the tarmac in vienna, austria, cameras captured a true spy swap. the russian plane on the left and the u.s. on the right and both taking off. \ russian tv. the arrivals live. three men accused of spying for the u.s. and one headed for london. they include a researcher, two former russian military members and a kgb officers. prosecutors say this does not mean a message has not been sent. >> if you come to america to spy on americans, he will be arrested. >> as for their children born here, all are either in russia or on the way. some of the accused still proclaim their innocence, like the new york on trip nor threw her attorney. -- new york entrepreneur. >> she always was a businesswoman. >> what is amazing is that all of this has happened in less than two weeks, perhaps because the u.s. had been planning for it. white house officials say the u.s. had been considering a spy swap as early
in u.s. sports history. james said he didn't make up his mind until just before last night's announcement. >> i'm going to take my town to south beach and join the miami heat. >> reporter: the announcement set off wild celebrations in miami and anger in cleveland, where former fans burned james' number 23 cavaliers jersey. >> that's the absolute worst decision ever. queen james, not king james. >> i'm looking forward to it. >> reporter: james insists he never wanted to leave the cavaliers but decided it was time to move on. by signing with miami, he left more than $30 million on the table in cleveland and he joins his former olympic teammates dwyane wade and chris bosh, forming a super trio james says gives him the best chance to win a championship. >> it's going to give me the best opportunity to win and to win for multiple years. and not only just to win in the regular season or just to win five games in a row or three games in a row. i want to be able to win championships. and i feel like i can compete down there. >> reporter: the cavaliers' owner dan gilbert is outraged
with former u.s. senator sam nunn and the increasing tension caused by iran's nuclear ambitions. he serves as the co-chair of the nuclear threat initiative. recently the u.n. and u.s. announced a new round of sanctions against iran for failing to comply with previous restrictions. also, levar burton is here. he is back with a new film called "the jensen project," premiering friday night on nbc. sam nunn and actor lavar burton, coming up right now. -- sam nunn and actor levar burton, coming up right now. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i'm james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and answer, nationwide insurance is happy to help tavis improve of financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: sam nunn is a former u.s. senator from g
technology require a new level in the u.s.- israel cooperation. the rockets with better guidance system and greater range are spreading across the region. hamas has a substantial number of rockets in gaza. they all pose a serious danger. these and other threats to israel's civilian population are real and growing. they must be addressed. we are standing shoulder to shoulder with our israeli partners to do so. coming into my current job after eight years with senator clinton, i can attest to hurt deep sense of pride in being a strong voice for israel. i travel to israel with senator clinton in 2005. i join her on her first visit to israel as secretary of state in march of 2009. when it comes to the u.s.-israel relationship, the policy guidance secretary clinton has given me is no different from the guidance she gave me when i worked for her in the senate. in a recent speech, she asked me, coming from this experience of working with her, to make the management of our security relationship with israel preserving israel's military edge among my top priorities. the unique relationship betwee
in the u.s. completing the journey from russia. the plane landed moments ago at dulles international airport in the washington area. their return completes the spy swap with echoes of the cold war that also sent ten russian agents who have been living here in the u.s. back to moscow. for a look at how it all went down today, here is correspondent david lee miller in new york. >> reporter: less than two weeks after they were arrested, ten convicted russian spies are now in moscow. without any fanfare, their plane touched down at one of the city's airports. for most on board, including anna chapman, it was a return home. but for vicky, polalles, likely to be a stop on her way to native peru. all expelled from the u.s. after pleading guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to act as foreign agent. in exchange for their release, russia set free four prisoner, three former kgb about and arms controlled researcher. four russian prisoners with flown to air force base in england where two of the russians were dropped off before the plane headed back to the u.s. a russian analyst said it was
. a complex u.s.-russia spy swap was underway late today, involving ten russian agents here and four people convicted of espionage in russia. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on the action in a new york court today and look at russia's deep-cover spy program. >> lehrer: then, we talk to white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> woodruff: tom bearden reports from the gulf of mexico, where scientists are turning to tiny microbes to help clean up oiled marshland. >> lehrer: margaret warner examines the pentagon's new rules for dealing with the news media. >> woodruff: and jeffrey brown has a conversation with jean- michel cousteau about his famous father-- ocean explorer jacques cousteau. >> when people ask what do you expect to find? he would always say if i knew, i wouldn't go. so it was the sense of discovery which is, obviously, related it to adventure. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland
of spying for the west in exchange for the suspects arrested in the u.s. the climate conundrum. some of the world's most influential scientists are clear of hiding key data to exaggerate global warming. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. my name is mike embly. coming up -- the israeli group is proving a big hit in broadway and london. and fighting for a place for the final, germany and spain are head to head in the world cup semis. britain has confirmed its troops are being moved out in the african province of hellmund, where they have taken casualties. thared of all losses have been there. american forces will take over. it's been described as a redeployment. the taliban are likely to portray it as a victory for them. bbc correspondent jonathan beal has this report. >> it's one of the most lethal places on the planet. this is sangy, scene of the heaviest british fighting and where they suffered the heaviest casualties. is this small stretch of lush, greenland is also fertile ground for drug smuggling corruption and the
of spying in the west in exchange for suspects arrested in the u.s.. some of the world's most influential scientists are cleared of hiding key data to exaggerate global warming. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, they are blind and deaf, and this is really theater group is a big hit on broadway and in london. and spain celebrants' making it to the world cup final, beating germany 1-0. -- and spain celebrates making it to the world cup final, beating germany, 1-0. >>> hello. britain has confirmed its troops are being moved out of an afghan province of homeland, where the have taken heavy casualties. 1/3 of all british losses have been in helmand province. american forces will take over in far greater numbers, described officially as the redeployment. the taliban as likely to portray it as a victory for them. frank gardner has this report. >> more than 90 britons have died fighting here. it is by far the most dangerous place to serve, or roadside bombs and cyprus and the cliffs eclipsed much of the progress. soon, it will be ameri
the united states and russia. stand by. the defense secretary reveals his choice to be the new head of the u.s. military's central command. it's a u.s. marine general who once said it's fun to shoot some people. this hour the pentagon's problem. military brass with loose lips, and republican party chairman michael steele insists he's 100% behind the u.s. troops, but is that enough to satisfy conservatives who say it's past time for him to go. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> well, let's begin with the breaking news right now. all ten russian suspects appearing in a new york court pleaded guilty just a little while ago in connection with the stunning spy case, and now after days of speculation about a possible spy swap between the united states and russia, we've learned how the exchange is about to play out. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent jill doherty. she's got new information just coming in. jill, tell us what you know. >> reporter: right. wolf, this is -- we just got this. it's from the u.s. justice department, and this is a letter from the justice depa
the stage for the largest russia-u.s. spy swap since the cold war. in new york, 10 people plead guilty to spying. allegations of a bomb plot in norway. three men arrested on suspicion of links to al qaeda. thousands rally at the solidarity march for captured israeli soldier to return to jerusalem. a warm welcome to bbc world news, broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, could this be the future of air travel? the plane powered by the energy of the sun. and fifa promises action over the refereeing mistakes at this world cup. the bbc is told they'll be changed in time for 2014. >> in a new york court, 10 people accused of spying for russia have pleaded guilty and ordered deported. it seems to be part of a prisoner swap between the american and russian government, the largest since the cold war. a u.s. prosecutor says russia agreed to release a number of prisoners, it's believed up to four. >> this evening, in a new york court, the final pieces of a spy swap looked to be falling in place. the 10 people arrested last week as russian undercover spies appea
-- maybe. u.s. and russia revive cold war memories as they appear to trade agents in the heart of europe. they lived a deep undercover in the u.s. for years. now it seems russia's tense buys next door are headed for moscow. bentley blast and pakistan. at least 45 killed in a suicide attack outside of a government office. as world cup final weekend loans, has the tournament's given and lasting boast to the host nation? we will be reporting from south africa. >> now known even better than before that it is a country that can do things difficult for others to do. >> hello, and welcome to "gmt." the biggest exchange of spooks since the cold war, and a story that has been unfolding over the last minutes and hours. 10 russian agents arrested in the u.s. less than tv -- two weeks ago, indiana, after revealing their true identities in new york. parking alongside a jet believed to have flown in from moscow. it is believed four men convicted of spying for the west were on board. both planes took off in the last few minutes. here is the very latest. >> russian agents who live double lives and the a
situation room." happening now. iran says he was kidnapped by the united states. the u.s. calls that claim preposterous. what's the real story behind the iranian scientist's now turned up at the pakistani embassy. >>> the legendary owner of the new york yankees, george steinbrenner. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> at some point perhaps in the next hour we could see the beginning of the end of that big dark gush over oil that's been tainting the gulf of mexico for 85 days. we're standing by for testing to begin on the new cap bp placed on its ruptured wellhead. over the course of those tests we should learn if the leak is sealed and the oil is stopped. even if that happens, there should still be plenty of oil left in the gulf to clean up. we've been getting an exclusive look at one of the most high-tech weapons to take care of the spill. ines, tell us what you're been discover. >> reporter: over the past few weeks they've been flying overhead to see where the oil was. they were doing it with technology that wasn't intended for this purpose and we've been able to get ex
in exchange for four people convicted of working as spies for the u.s. as tara mergener reports, it was the biggest spy exchange since the cold war. and we will have more on that story later in our newscast. >>> leaders in the presbyterian church have split on two measures concerning gay parishioners. last night in minneapolis, church leaders voted to allow noncelibate gates in committed relationships to serve as clergy and not to redefine marriage in their church constitution to include same sex couple. they could take up the issue today if enough delegates agree. if not the matter would be shelfed for two years. the the u.s. interior department plans to issue a ban on deep water drilling after the court ruled against the moratorium on thursday. they claimed the ban threatened their livelihoods. federal officials say it is necessary while it studied deep water drilling risks in the wake of the b.p. oil spill. >>> b.p. has set a new date for capping the leaking well. they are aiming to seal it off by july 27th. however, the "wall street journal" quotes the company executive as s
u.s. spy swap in decades. fox 5's maureen umeh here now with the details. >> reporter: brian, experts say this entire episode shows that even though the cold war between russia and the u.s. ended, information gathering never really stopped and now that the spy swap is complete, both countries are reevaluating the strengths and weaknesses of their espionage programs. it took less than two hours to complete. a spy swap the likes of which hasn't been seen in years going down on a remote airport runway in vienna, austria friday. ten russian spies swapped for four convicted u.s. spies. one plane heading directly to moscow. the other first to an air force base in southern england where two of the four u.s. spies were dropped off. then on to dulles airport. counterterrorism expert larry johnson says it may all look intriguing but what happened is standard. >> this was saturday of a traditional cold war deal where we gave up people that they wanted and we got people back that we wanted. we go back on as business as usual. >> reporter: white house officials say the deal had been in th
be in the works to trade accused spies between u.s. and russia. we show you how supporters of arizona now contested immigration law are fighting back. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." good evening. i'm shannon bream in tonight for bret baier. there is outrage in some quarters tonight because of president obama's use of a recess appointment to install his controversial pick to run medicare and medicaid. chief washington correspondent jim angle tells us why the reaction to dr. donald burrwick is so emotional. >> burrwick will run the largest insurance program in the country because medicare and medicaid cover 100 million americans and spends $800 million. but burrwick has said things that are not part of the administration pitch on healthcare. any healthcare funding plan that is just equitable, civilized and humane he said, must, must redistrict wealth. republicans suspected obama didn't want a confirmation hearing where such statements were bound to come up and that's why he waited 17 months to nominate someone. >> he didn't want somebody to have to answer the
cooperating with the taliban. documents show u.s. special opposite forces targeted militants without trial. records detail multiple civilian deaths at the hand of coalition troops that were previously unreported. the wikileaks honcho charged the documents appear to indicate war crimes. >> it's clear it will shape an understanding of what the past six years of war has been like and the course of the war needs to be changed. >> the white house, great britain's government and pakistan have condemned the released of those classified documents. afghan government says it's shocked, but the information is mostly old. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isikoff joins me now. what is most damaging to the american administration's in terms of these released documents? >> i think the details about the pakistani intelligence services cooperation with elements of the taliban and the hakani it in work. these are enemies of the united states and afghanistan, enemies of the cia. we've been trying to kill these people. what the documents show, reflects long-standing concerns by many eleme
plans to swap the suspected spies for an accused u.s. spy being held in russia. u.s. officials have not commented on those reports. >>> we will soon learn more about what police found during searches related to the murder of a university of virginia lacrosse player. a judge has ordered police records in the case against 22- year-old george huguely of chevy chase to be unsealed. he is accused of killing 22- year-old yeardley love in may. the medical examiner said she was killed by a blunt force injury to the head. >>> police investigating the murder of vanessa pham have a nickel. they believe surveillance video of her toyota taken minutes before she was killed. they believe she was driving the car out of the fairfax plaza shopping center on june 27. it is not clear if she was alone in the video or if she was threatened at knifepoint. police are asking anyone with information to come forward. >>> d.c. has seen an increase in the number of sexual assaults. the largest has been in the seventh district, east of anacostia and potomac rivers. police memos obtained showed that serious sexua
to come on eyewitness news. the largest spy swap since the cold war. the u.s. and russia could be trading prisoners. major developments in that russian spy ring tonight. >>> headed for the supreme court. a new development and protestors in the family of a fallen u.s. marine. >>> and here in baltimore for an opportunity to change her life forever. i'm weijia jiang at johns hopkins, with her story next on wjz eyewitness news. >>> and a live look outside. the heat and humidity are still on. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,, carmax is the smart choice because our specially trained technicians put every car we sell through a 125 point inspection. carmax is the smart choice because at carmax you get a free appraisal and your written offer to buy your car good for seven days. >>> the showdown between the westboro baptist church and a maryland marine moves one step closer to the u.s. supreme court. the church filed a brief this week, saying if actions are protected by the first amendment. >> the westborough baptist church filed this 75-page brief. attorney margie phelp
>>> next on "msnbc sunday," the search. nato forces looking for two u.s. sailors missing in afghanistan since friday. >>> wild weather, soaring temperatures and torrential rains. live reports coming up. >>> coming and going. the bp guy may be getting the heave-ho, and crews return to the gulf. >>> and people have saved pets given up by people all along the gulf coast. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt. welcome to "mfrpsnbc sunday." what is happening out there. >>> developing news from afghanistan. a massive manhunt under way for two american sailors missing in the war zone. a taliban spokesman says one killed in a fire fight, the other taken prisoner by militants. let's bring in jim miklaszewski. what is the latest here. is this confirmation on the stat discu us and claims. >> according to u.s. military officials, no. all of this is coming from afghan officials. some of the has proven reliable. some not. the first order of business as you mentioned is the intensive search for the two missing sailors. in that area of logar province, 80 miles south of kabul, where this
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
. the jury found he was stealing from the company. he found a way to discover that u.s. law has used against him was somewhat unconstitutional. irrepressible in the way they tried to come down the mountain. >> t outmanoeuvre the paper's owners. the telegraph became the centerpiece to the world's largest newspaper empire. but they are long gone now. >> his business success brought membership in the house of lords. >> the trusted conrad black. >> while some admire the achievements, others found them extravagant. saying that he was living a billionaires' lifestyle on a millionaire's salary. he spent the last two years in a florida jail. what now for conrad black? >> he has been vindicated and stays out of jail. those that have attacked him in this city should look out, conrad is back. >> for now he has been told that he must stay in the united states or forfeit bail. >> you are watching "bbc world news." rare access to secret kurdish guerrilla camp in iraq. telling the bbc that they could be willing. british astronomers say that they observe the biggest start detected anywhere in the universe,
. >>> in other news, in afghanistan this morning, nato confirmed it has recovered the body of a u.s. navy sailor killed in a taliban ambush. he's identified as petty officer justin mcneley, age 30, the nephew of a colorado state legislator. he was one of two americans who went missing on friday. their shot-up vehicle found 80 miles south of kabul. the taliban claimed they captured the other sailor alive. >>> also this morning, continued fallout from a nato air strike friday in southern afghanistan. nato command is denying afghan government claims that the helicopter attack killed 52 civilians. a nato spokesman says it investigated the incident and found that six taliban fighters were killed, but no civilians. >>> in washington, the obama administration is in full damage control mode following that huge leak of military secrets. more than 90,000 field reports from u.s. troops in afghanistan were released by the wikileaks website which says it will post even more soon. david martin reports. >> reporter: most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough
-military spending in to that bill. the u.s. trade deficit widened by 4.8% in may to $42.3 billion. that's the highest level in 18 months. job openings dropped in may to $3.3 million to $3.2 million. layoffs were up slightly. wall street hot streak continued today. dow gained 146 3/4. s&p 500 added more than 16 1/2. the nasdaq was up 43 2/3. federal judge in new york cleared for trial the first guantanamo bay detainee to be prosecuted in a civilian court. the judge ruled that galahni's five-year detention and two-year interrogation were not grounds for dismissal. the mental image many people have of the guantanamo bay facility is probably pretty grim. national correspondent catherine herridge shows us tonight reality is quite different. >> detainee dumping the dirt is actually gardening. for the 181 detainees remaining at guantanamo bay, the quality of life is apparently improving. playstation, board games, nintendo, there are more ways than ever to pass the time. popular titles in the library include harry potter and "twilight" a series about teen angst and vampires. by contrast, convic
illegal immigration. the u.s. justice department has, indeed, filed a lawsuit that challenges the state of arizona's tough new immigration law. the measure set to go into effect later this month. the law requires local police to question possible illegal immigrants and also makes it a crime for legal immigrants not to carry their documents. the obama administration argues federal law trumps the state law. the president himself called this plan misguided and one senior justice department official said today that allowing it opens the door for a patchwork of immigration laws across the country. we think that is untenable. but supporters say they need this law because they claim the feds haven't done enough to stop illegal immigration. the arizona governor jan brewer who signed this bill into law released a statement that reads, in part, today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. these funds could be better used against the violent mexican cartels than the people of arizona. anita vogel on fox top story in our northwest newsroom. strong reaction from arizona law
it for you on "happening now". >>> first new evidence the largest u.s.-russia spy swap since the cold war appears to be in motion, a lawyer for one of the accused russian spies telling fox news talks are underway right now for a spy swap, the ten suspected russian secret agents, arrested last week, set to appear in courtrooms today, ig nowhere sutiagon is suspected of spying for the united states is no longer in a moscow prison but has been flown to vienna in what appears to be another step to be a deal to trade accused spies. our david lee miller is outside the federal courthouse in lower manhattan. i guess the big question, david, is there a swap and how close are we. >> reporter: it seems almost certain that there is a swap underway, and we are very close to that swap being completed, but there are still a number of obstacles, jon, that must be overcome. we cannot ignore the fact that igon sudiagon is in vienna, he had been in custody in russia, convicted of spying for the united states and the fact that he has now been released is a very significant step forward. we talked to his atto
for the u.s. the whole exchange happened on an airport tarmac in vienna, austr austria. one plane headed east and the other headed west. matthew chance is in moscow with the latest. >> reporter: that's right. the biggest spy swap since the end of the cold war has taken place on the tarmac of the airports in the austrian capital of view any. the plane carrying the ten confessed spies from the united states, confessed to working for russia. landed at the airport a short time ago. couple of hours ago now. it was followed quickly afterwards by an official aircraft from russia which was carrying four people pardoned by russian serving the lengthy prison sentences in russian jails for spying for western powers, including the united states. the exchange took place on the tarmac which men none of the -- people actually entered the country of austria. the one plane carrying the four from russia has taken off and landed, we understand, now from the united kingdom. the other aircraft carrying the ten russians arraigned in new york is still on its way back to the russian capital. >> this was all par
jailed in their native country for helping the u.s. landed in washington today. the flight followed that big spy swap. justice correspondent bob orr has the details of the exchange. >> reporter: the spy swap was completed on an airplane tarmac in vienna, austria. a chattered vision airlines jet carrying the ten secret agents expeld from the u.s. pulled directly behind a russian plane carrying four prisoners from russia. from a distance, waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one plain to another as the spies literally traded places. within 90 minutes, the planes took off. the ten from the u.s. headed for moscow, the four are from russia to london and washington. the spy trade was engineered by c.i.a. chief hraoepd and mikhail fradkov, the head of russian intelligence. at the same time, u.s. officials saw an opportunity to free long-jailed russian spies who had helped american and british intelligence. >> most of them just for the money. >> reporter: one of those freed is former k.g.v. colonel gennady vasilenko. he was identified by robert hanssen, an f.b.i. tu
, the top secret america -- a new "washington post" investigative series reveals a u.s. national security operation in potential disarray. the papers lead reporter on the story is here. >>> and her identity as a cia operative was leaked sparking an international uproar. valerie plame wilson is weighing in on the hidden culture of spies in the u.s., russia, and iran. we want to welcome our viewers around the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> just a week ago, few people had heard of shirley sherrod. but the former usda official was thrust into the headlines overnight when conservative web publisher andrew brightbart put out a misleading clip that falsely implied sherrod discriminated against a white farmer. sherrod was forced to resign from the government post. but the video of the entire speech revealed. her words were taken entirely out of context. and her remarks were about overcoming prejudice and discrimination. the agriculture secretary tom vilsack apologized to sherrod and offered her a new job and she spoke by phone with presid
blitzer takes us through the next hours. >>> rick, thanks very much. happening now, questions for u.s. troops about gays serving openly in the united states military. we have new information this hour about a brand new survey that could influence plans to repeal don't ask don't tell. >>> plus, some of the alleged russian spies now on the move amid reports that the u.s. may swap them for agents held by moscow. >>> and what could liberal democrat barney frank and libertarian conservative republican ron paul possibly agree on? find out when two of the most outspoken and provocative members of congress team up right here. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a key step toward allowing gays to serve openly in the united states military. today the pentagon began sending out a formal survey to all u.s. troops about plans to repeal the don't ask don't tell policy. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she is working this story. it's only a matter of time, barbara, until gays are allowed to serve openly according to the president but this is an imp
is your "situation room." >>> happy birthday, rick. happening now, the u.s. economy loses jobs for the first time this year. the president insists that the recovery is moving forward but americans who are desperate for a paycheck may not be buying that. and two more alleged russian spies reveal their true identities. we'll look at the perils of being a secret agent with kids. and we'll hear from the grown son of one of the suspects. >>> and a leading conservative is calling on the republican party chairman to do his patriotic duty this july 4th by resigning. how long can michael steele hang on to his job? wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux and you're in "the situation room." >>> well job gains in america hit a wall now adding to fears that the nation may be socked with a second recession. there are new figures that show that the economy lost 125,000 jobs in june. now you can see there had been job growth every month in 2010 until the june slide. the loss is mostly due to the fact that the census is over and those jobs related to the census went away. the overall un
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
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